Job Opportunities Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)at Ethiopia

Date: Friday August 27, 2021
Recruiting Unit: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
Programme: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme
Application deadline: Friday September 10, 2021

Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Background:

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health
agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are
capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and
respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated
network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research
programmes.

Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set
a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2022. To achieve this
ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the MasterCard Foundation are launching “Saving
Lives and Livelihoods,” partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa The planned Saving Lives
and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses
on, as well as the way it will be governed.

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization established in 2005
with a mission to improve human health through the strengthening and expansion of applied
epidemiology and laboratory capacity in partnership with Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental
Organizations, international agencies, private sector and other public health agencies. AFENET has its
headquarters in Kampala, Uganda with operations in more than 30 African Countries.

Hence, Africa CDC through partnership with AFENET invites applicants who are citizens of
Member States to apply for the position of Compliance Officer for the Saving Lives and
Livelihoods Programme.

Job Tittle: Compliance Officer

Job Description Summary:
The Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring that the implementation of the vaccine
roll-out programme adheres to the legal and ethical guidelines of Africa CDC and the African
Union.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Compliance Officer shall:

 Support the design of Save Lives and Livelihoods Programme compliance procedures
and protocols in accordance with Africa CDC and African Union policies
 Build the capacity of implementing partners and Programme staff on the required
compliance protocols
 Ensure effective controls are in place to monitor implementing partners and member
states compliance with Africa CDC and African Union procedures
 Regularly monitor adherence to the prescribed control protocols by the implementing
partners and member states and enact corrective actions in case of non-compliance
 Develop and submit regular reports of deliverables and achievements on compliance
measures
 Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and
enhances the credibility of the organization
 Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Qualification and work experience required:
 Master’s degree in Finance, Business administration, Economics, Public Health, and
other relevant fields. Candidates need to have at least 2 years of experience.
Or
 Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business administration, Economics, Public Health, and
other relevant fields. Candidates need to have at least 5 years of experience.

a. Functional skills:
 Excellent communication and marketing skills
 Experience with financial and compliance auditing, financial management, and project
management
 Organizational skills including attention to detail and effective management of tasks
 Demonstrated ability with regards to computer skills, including excellent word processing capabilities,               proficiency  with e-mail and internet applications experience in
using office software such as MS Power Point, Word and Excel.

b. Personal Abilities:
 Strong problem solving abilities
 Ability to plan ahead and predict potential and emerging barriers
 Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external stakeholders
 High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit
 Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse
team
 Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible
 Analytical and problem solving abilities
 Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external actors.
 High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit.
 Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse
team
 Awareness of technological trends and apply necessary technology to the daily work
when necessary

Language Requirement:
Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English,
French, Arabic or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages
would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which
the first three months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will
be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.
Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Remuneration:
Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g.
Post adjustment (ranges from 42% – 57% of basic salary as per the Duty Station), Housing
allowance ranges from US$ 16,819.80 – US$24,561.00 (per annum), education allowance
(100% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a
maximum of US$ 10, 000.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff.

How to apply:
Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:
 The Administration & Human Resource Office
 African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
 https://recruitment.afenet.net and a copy on Email: [email protected]

Note: ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Please note that all applications should be sent online by close of business 5:30 pm (EAT)

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